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About the Course

This course teaches computer programming to those with little to no previous experience. It uses the programming system and language called MATLAB to do so because it is easy to learn, versatile and very useful for engineers and other professionals. MATLAB is a special-purpose language that is an excellent choice for writing moderate-size programs that solve problems involving the manipulation of numbers. The design of the language makes it possible to write a powerful program in a few lines. The problems may be relatively complex, while the MATLAB programs that solve them are relatively simple: relative, that is, to the equivalent program written in a general-purpose language, such as C++ or Java. As a result, MATLAB is being used in a wide variety of domains from the natural sciences, through all disciplines of engineering, to finance, and beyond, and it is heavily used in industry. Hence, a solid background in MATLAB is an indispensable skill in today’s job market. Nevertheless, this course is not a MATLAB tutorial. It is an introductory programming course that uses MATLAB to illustrate general concepts in computer science and programming. Students who successfully complete this course will become familiar with general concepts in computer science, gain an understanding of the general concepts of programming, and obtain a solid foundation in the use of MATLAB. Students taking the course will get a MATLAB Online license free of charge for the duration of the course. The students are encouraged to consult the eBook that this course is based on. More information about these resources can be found on the Resources menu on the right....

Top reviews

Jun 5, 2020

Instructor of this course Mike Fitzpatrick is a very good teacher who encourage students to do something new and interesting.\n\nI really enjoyed learning this course and learned new skills in MATLAB.

Jun 23, 2020

I would like to thank vanderbilt university for providing such a wonderful course and i am much impressed by the use of the basic matrices in each and every programming purpose.thank you again!!!!:)))

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By Tarun P S

May 9, 2020

It is very good course for those who are beginner to matlab.

By Igor I

Dec 17, 2019

Understandable and not boring.

Assignement problems too hard

By Kamlesh B

Sep 11, 2017

It was really a nice course to get he fundamental of MATLAB.


Jun 25, 2019

I like the teaching way of instructor.

GOd bless you MR.____

By David A A

Dec 11, 2017

Some of the steps given in he course were too steep for me.

By Murali K

Jul 27, 2020

SUPERB COURSE............

many thing to learn good teachers

By Wattanai S

Jul 22, 2020

Good for beginner and student who just study in university

By Shubhang A

Jun 12, 2020

The course was very good to learn programming with MATLAB.

By Ashley A M

Jun 4, 2020

For technical students , last 2 week course is not needed.

By Srikanth B

Jul 2, 2016

It is a wonderful course and understanding is made simple.

By Haripriya s k

Aug 1, 2020

It was good course and i am satisfied with this sessions

By Ilya K

Feb 2, 2020

Really, the programming tasks need more precise wordings.

By Md a a R

May 19, 2020

Its good but more real-life problems should be included.


May 8, 2020

I found this course very useful to accelerate my career.


Apr 5, 2020

Very good course, it has some mind-blowing problem sets.

By Enrico D

Jan 10, 2020

Clean and practical MATLAB introduction, really enjoyed


Oct 2, 2018

Very good structured and effective techniques are used.

By Manami A

Sep 20, 2020

It was agreat learning. Hope to learn more. Thank you

By Rohan S

Jul 6, 2020

explanations are bit boring,if possible improve this.


May 20, 2020

A good start for the person who want to learn MATLAB.

By omeryakut

Dec 22, 2016

This course so helpfull me in university.

Thank you.

By Yashwanth.A

Aug 15, 2020

Best course for MATLAB... especially the beginners.

By Laura J W

Jul 13, 2017

This was a great introductory course. I felt some o


May 27, 2020

content was awesome. The tasks were of good level.

By Prashanth R P R

Jun 4, 2017

Good course. Well taught. Great resource to begin.